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Movers & Shakers November 13, 2010

| November 13, 2010 8:00 PM

Petersen hired at Cd'A Athletic Club

Eric Petersen has been hired as the fitness director at the Coeur d'Alene Athletic Club, located at Second Street and Coeur d'Alene Avenue.

Petersen is a nationally certified personal fitness trainer, former U.S. team member, marathon enthusiast and sponsored triathlete. Petersen specializes in training endurance athletes, swimmers, and seniors in functional core and strength training, and also offers lifestyle-specific nutrition analysis and counseling.

Coeur CEO Wheeler gets award from miners association

Coeur d'Alene Mines Corp. announced on Friday that the Alaska Miners Association has awarded Coeur CEO Dennis E. Wheeler its distinguished service award at its recent annual conference, noting his efforts and leadership in bringing the Kensington Gold Mine near Juneau into production.

"People in Alaska and members of the Alaska Miners Association have been so grateful to Dennis for his tenacity and his determination to go forward with Kensington in the face of what appeared to be insurmountable odds," said Steve Borell, executive director of the association. "This award is in gratitude and appreciation for what he and Coeur have accomplished here in Alaska, bringing jobs and economic development, along with environmentally sound resource development, to Juneau and southeast Alaska."

The Kensington mine began production in June 2010. The mine employs approximately 200 workers, with an expected mine life of 12.5 years based on current reserves of 1.5 million ounces of gold.

The award was presented at the recent association's annual convention in Anchorage. The association is a 1,269-member nonprofit organization started in 1939 and headquartered in Anchorage which works to promote the mining industry in Alaska, advocating the development and use of Alaska's mineral resources to provide an economic base for the state.

Batteries Plus promotes

America Recycles Day

Batteries Plus is promoting America Recycles Day, on Nov. 15, as a kickoff to a week of free recycling in an effort to get customers to recycle more batteries than ever before.

Batteries Plus specializes in selling battery products and accessories.

Batteries Plus franchise system, which has 425 locations in 44 states and Puerto Rico, has teamed up to get their customers to turn in their old non-alkaline batteries and select portable electronic devices at their local store for free recycling from Nov. 15-21.

Batteries Plus is at 217 W. Canfield Ave. in Coeur d'Alene.

Mike Gilmond, from Batteries Plus of Coeur d'Alene, said, "Our customers can make a small effort on America Recycles Day that combined will make a huge, positive impact on the environment. We are thrilled to be a part of this important event."

Over the span of the last year, Batteries Plus stores recycled more than 27 million pounds of lead acid batteries, and more than 850,000 pounds of all other chemistries including alkaline, lithium ion, and nickel cadmium. Batteries Plus' goal is to be a net collector of batteries, recycling more batteries than it sells, the company said in a press release.

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